European Journal of Rheumatology
Case Report

Viscosupplementation of the knee: Three cases of acute Pseudoseptic Arthritis with painful and irritating complications and a literature review


Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Afyonkarahisar Suhut Public Hospital Medicine, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey


Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Trabzon of Public Hospital Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey


Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Zübeyde Hanım Obstetrics and Gynecology Public Hospital, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

Eur J Rheumatol 2017; 4: 59-62
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2016.15075
Read: 4598 Downloads: 1160 Published: 03 September 2019


Acute pseudoseptic arthritis is a very rare complication that is associated with intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections, which normally involve minimal risk. The most common adverse events that are caused by hyaluronic acid injections are inflammatory reactions or flares at the injection site. In this study, we described three cases of acute pseudoseptic arthritis that was caused by hyaluronic acid; the symptoms in these cases were reminiscent of acute septic arthritis. Moreover, we performed a literature review on pseudoseptic arthritis following hyaluronic acid injections to determine the manner in which this condition can be described, diagnosed, and treated.  

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